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Spartacus Legends is the second game to be rated R18+ in Australia

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Ubisoft's upcoming free-to-play fighting game Spartacus Legends is the second video game in Australia to receive an R18+ rating, according to a listing on the Australian Classification Board.

Spartacus Legends received its R18+ rating for "High Impact Violence" while its themes, language and nudity were judged as having moderate impact. The game is the second in Australia to receive an R18+ rating following the introduction of new classification guidelines for video games on Jan. 1, 2013. Ninja Gaiden: Razor's Edge — a Wii U exclusive — was the first game in Australia to receive the R18+ rating for its high impact violence, which included "high frequency and high definition emphasis on bloody effects." Under the old classification guidelines for video games, which lacked an R18+ category, any game that was deemed too violent or mature for the MA15+ category would have been refused classification, effectively banning the game form being sold in the country.

The previously-banned Mortal Kombat is having its Komplete Edition submitted to the Classification Board for consideration under the new R18+ rating.